5 nursing home residents hospitalized on NW Side

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The incident happened at the Continental Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the 5300-block of North Western Avenue. (WLS)

The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating after five residents were rushed to the hospital Saturday from a nursing home on Chicago's Northwest Side.

The incident happened at the Continental Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the 5300-block of North Western Avenue.

A spokesman said it's unclear what caused the residents to get sick, but they apparently all suffered from similar symptoms.

The facility, which has 172 residents, treats a variety of patients for a number of issues ranging from rehab and physical therapy to dialysis and hospice.

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